Silica Sand Processing Operation

Silica deposits are normally exploited by quarrying and the material extracted may undergo considerable processing before sale. The objectives of processing are to clean the quartz grains and increase the percentage of silica present, to produce the optimum size distribution of product depending upon end use and to reduce the amount of impurities, especially iron and chromium, which colour glass.

Silica sand processing operation involves crushing, screening and further adjusting the grain-size distribution, together with removing contaminating impurities in the sand and from the surface of the individual quartz grains.

Silica Sand Screening Plant

Cleaning the quartz grains and increasing silica content is achieved by washing to remove clay minerals and scrubbing by attrition between particles. Production of the optimum size distribution is achieved by screening to remove unwanted coarse particles and classification in an upward current of water to remove unwanted fine material.

In sand production line, silisa sand screening plant is an integral auxility equipment. It helps separate oversized materials and improves production efficiency. From the feeding hopper, the material is transported to fixed or vibrating scalping screens by gravity, belt conveyors, hydraulic pump, or bucket elevators. The vibrating screens separate the oversize material from the smaller, marketable sizes.

Vibrating Screen for Silica Processing

SBM mobile mining vibrating screens are designed for high screening performance combined with good mobility. Their excellent capacity and easy adaptability to different crushing and screening processes guarantee suitability for a wide range of quarrying and contracting applications. The mobile screening machine shows accurate classification of gravel, sand, aggregates and recycle materials, and widely applied in multi stage crushing and screening operations.

There are also many other different types of industrial screens, such as mobile vibrating screen, roller screen etc., which may be classified into stationary and moving screens. SBM mineral screening machine has been extensively applied in various industrial applications such as mining, quarrying, construction, recycling etc.

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